Iron ore miner Fortescue says the construction of a new $178 million gas pipeline to its Pilbara operations, will reduce operating costs and open up long-term growth opportunities.

Fortescue has signed a long-term gas transportation agreement that will see gas delivered via the existing Dampier to Bunbury National Gas Pipeline and a new 270km Fortescue River Gas Pipeline to the power station at Fortescue’s Solomon Hub. The Fortescue River pipeline will be built through a joint venture between…